Any updates here - anyone has more info?
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Raleigh is taking over the company. Do what they say. The CEO has empowered them to wipe any resistance away. Keep your head down if you are not a Java Programmer.
One point of clarity on the Marketing front. The previous user doesn't have their facts straight. Less than 5% of Marketing resides in North Carolina. The previous CMO asked a North Carolina team to step into Marketing so that the organization would have a presence in Indy as well as North Carolina. It's an interesting rumor but untrue.
Interactive is going through a painful (but exciting) transition right now. They are evolving from an old-school premise-based software company to a fast-paced cloud software company. Everything has to change, including how the products are built, marketed, and sold. They release software daily instead of quarterly, customers are on-boarded in days rather than months (soon to be hours instead of days.) Everything possible is streamlined and automated, requiring far fewer people to produce and support the products. Some good (and some not-so good) people are being let go, but to compete in the modern world of software, Interactive has to get through this transition. The company will come out a much stronger and more profitable business.
10 fired from my department in Indianapolis, including me. Professional Services Engineering.
Today I heard 2 let go from marketing and 50 in total elsewhere.
From the Marketing side the old CMO was let go before a replacement was setup. Some individuals from North Carolina took it upon themselves to take advantage of the situation. They strategically ousted good people in indianapolis to put themselves in a position of power without any prior experience in marketing. Everyone feels they need to smile and go along with whatever the NC team says for fear of retribution and losing their jobs. This has like the previous poster said destroyed the culture and any sense of security the Indianapolis team had.
If the new CMO doesn't come on board and keep product teams from infiltrating marketing , it will be the beginning of the end.
About 20 let go yesterday.
Any update here?
Yes, there have been many let go this year, mostly from the CaaS area but cutting across all areas of the company. I don't know exact numbers, but it's been a substantial reduction in force.